The travel makeup bag

As much as we would love to be able to bring our whole make-p kits with us when we travel, weight and space restrictions mean that it’s just not practical. Whether you’re travelling to San Fran on a J1 or hopping across the pond to London, this streamlined travel makeup bag will make sure you have everything you need, and there’ll still be enough room to squeeze in a few comforts from home too.

Bobbi Brown BB Cream – If you’re travelling you won’t want to spend ages doing your makeup in the morning. This BB cream has SPF 35 in it, so it saves you the step of applying sunscreen.

Urban Decay Naked Palette – This palette has 12 matte and shimmer shades, giving you hundreds of combinations for makeup looks.

Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette – Palettes are the best way to take everything you need with you. This one packs in a blush, highlight and bronzer – that’s your Kim K face sorted.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara – ie. false lashes in a tube. It gives length, volume and thickness all in one. Plus, because it’s waterproof it doesn’t budge.

Anastasia Brow Wiz – This pencil is thinner than your baby finger, but can create eyebrows that Cara D would be jealous of.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in 101 – A budget-friendly nude lipstick that looks as good during the day as it does at night.

MAC Ruby Woo lipstick – It’s the most famous red in the business, and an absolute essential if you want to change up your makeup look or outfit.

Real Techniques brushes – They’re better than MAC brushes, and only cost a fraction of the price. Pick a few to cover everything you need, and swap them around to multi-task.

Garnier Micellar Water – It’s the cleanser that made taking your makeup off easy. A few swipes and every trace is gone.

Who knew that less than 10 products would be everything you need in your travel makeup bag? Make sure you wrap the palettes in cotton wool and bubble wrap to prevent breakages, and you’re good to go.

Amy Mulvaney


Image credit: David Clarke

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